Saint-Gobain is to start a new flat glass (float) production line in Saltillo, Mexico, scheduled to come on stream at the beginning of 2020, manufacturing glass for the automotive and construction sectors.

The new line will meet growing domestic demand and supply Central America, the Caribbean and North America. The investment will reinforce Saint-Gobain's position in building and automotive glass in Mexico.

The extra capacity will complement Saint-Gobain's manufacturing base in the region with the Cuautla site already including two floats and their associated lines for mirrors and laminated glass, one thin-film coater line in operation and another under construction.

This new float line project in Mexico marks a new step in the Group's expansion strategy into high-growth countries. 

Saint-Gobain recently appointed Julie Bonamy as VP Corporate Strategy and Planning, replacing Delphine Geny-Stephann, who has been appointed vice president and general manager Silicon Carbide and Quartz within the Innovative Materials sector.